No. Experience in a particular circus discipline is not required to be eligible. However, the NCS favors people with experience in the practice of at least one of the following disciplines: martial arts, acrobatic sports, gymnastics, trampoline, diving, dance, figure skating, or any other relevant activity.
Yes, but only to minors enrolled in the Circus and High School Studies program. For more information, please consult the page Housing for minors.
The number of places is limited. On average, 25 people are admitted to the program each year.
The Circus Arts programs last three years.
French, English and Philosophy courses are normally credited.
No. Unfortunately, Canada does not offer financial aid for students from other countries. However, you can apply for a scholarship from the National Circus School Foundation.
Yes, depending on whether your student visa allows you to do so*.
* A study visa does not automatically guarantee obtaining a work visa.
The number of places is limited. This program can accommodate a maximum of 30 people at any given time, all levels combined.
The number of places is limited. The NCS admits a maximum of 70 people for each camp (9-12 years old and 13-17 years old).
No. Instead, the campers will have the chance to try out several circus disciplines and techniques: floor acrobatics, trampoline, balancing, physical preparation, flexibility, juggling, manipulation, aerial and acrobatic disciplines, etc.
Any knowledge and/or experience in the fields of circus arts, sports, gymnastics, dance, theater or any other relevant discipline will be taken into consideration when processing your application.
No. Throughout the program, you will be evaluated on your ability to fully understand basic circus movements and techniques in order to teach them correctly to the people/artists you will be training during your career as a trainer/instructor. You will not be evaluated on your own physical or technical skills. Of course, the ability to perform certain movements is an asset.
Approximately eight hours.